Tuesday, May 12, 2009

After forever and a day . . .

Finally got some new stuff in the shop! Actually, its not all new, but has been sitting in my armoire waiting for a quiet enough day with good light that I can take some pictures and put them up . . .

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.-- Danielle Steel
I don't enjoy wrapping presents, so here it is! Call me if you want me to drop it by before church . . .
Happy Mother's Day to all. I have a great mom, and here are a few things you might not know about her:

*She never stays mad. That's a good thing for a mom, because there are lots of things to get mad about.
*She sings really well. Okay, so if you know my mom, you probably know that. We give her a hard time sometimes because she sings kinda loud, but so do I :)
*She makes the best pie. Peach, rhubarb, sugar cream, pumpkin, chocolate, etc. Her crusts are soooo good. Mine are good, but hers are always better.
*I am in awe of how well organized she is.
*She's no wallflower. Seriously, I made that purse just for her and that's not a purse for a shrinking violet.
*My mom can accessorize like nobody's business.
*Some the best advice my mom has given me:
-Pull back your hair and put on some lipstick
-Don't overwork your pie crust
-Don't wear shorts unless you have REALLY good legs
-Short hair can be really feminine

I love you Mom! Have a great day.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Grandma meets Nathan

Originally uploaded by macyaugustus
We went to visit my grandma last week and Nathan got to meet Grandma Staller for the first time. I wish that we could have made it there sooner, but between the trip to Utah and some of the crazy weeks following our return it just didn't happen. It was a gorgeous day and I loved being there. Grandma lives way out in the country and her house is up on a small hill, so you can see all around. It is so peaceful and quiet. I don't think I saw a single car drive by the entire time we were there. I love my Grandma so much, and here are just a few of the reasons why:

1. She loves shoes, and expressed specific regret that they don't make orthopedic shoes in red. She once told me that when she was younger that she had been eyeing a pair of red shoes and had made plans to purchase them. Her mother informed her that only a certain kind of girl wears red shoes. I remember my granmda wearing red shoes; I currently own 2 pairs and Vivian has a pair that are red AND sparkly. Must be in the genes!

2. She's really smart. Grandma is a retired English teacher and she still stays really busy reading and writing. Amazing. Also, I've seen some of the crossword puzzles that she has finished and they're mind boggling.

3. She makes the best gravy in the world. I make gravy, my mom makes gravy, and I've eaten a lot of gravy. None of it is as good as Grandma's. I've watched her make it, and I still can't figure it all out. My most recent theory is that it contains drugs, OR that she "understands" salt better than I do.

4. Grandma reminds me of dad. The older I get I see more of my dad in her, and I love my dad.

5. She thought enough of herself to find a really wonderful man to marry who must have had a high opinion of her as well. My grandpa LOVED my grandma, and even though I was still really young when he passed away I could tell.

Grandma doesn't have the internet, so I doubt she'll read it, but maybe I'll print it out and send it out . . .